Group of Republicans blocks FISA bill with spy powers deadline looming

A group of House Republicans on Wednesday tanked a procedural vote to begin debate on a bill to reauthorize the nation’s warrantless surveillance powers, leaving the chamber scrambling on how to address the important spy tool before it expires next week. Nineteen Republicans joined Democrats in voting against a rule for legislation to renew Section … Read more

Trump Jokes About How Longtime Aide Could End His Career In A Flash

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Jeffries: Democrats won’t help Johnson break FISA impasse

House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) said Thursday that Democrats will not help GOP leaders with a procedural vote to advance legislation extending the government’s surveillance powers.  Nineteen conservative Republicans joined forces with all House Democrats on Wednesday to sink a rule governing a bipartisan proposal to renew a controversial section of the Foreign Intelligence … Read more

Australia Post is cutting its letter delivery in half. Here’s what it means for you

Popping a letter or a card in the post? From next week, snail mail will be even slower than it is now. Australia Post will start to deliver letters only every second day from next week, as the postal service undergoes a business-model shake-up. From Monday, Australians can expect a reduction in the frequency of … Read more

A GOP Megadonor Is Attacking This Progressive For ‘Opposing President Biden’

A recent attack ad against progressive Squad member Rep. Summer Lee (D-Pa.) depicts her as a radical threat to Democrats’ agenda. As the ad pans over photos of pro-abortion rights protests, the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and former President Donald Trump, a narrator warns, “Our rights are under attack, our democracy at risk, and in … Read more

Donald Trump Makes Messy Pitch For Presidential Rival RFK Jr.

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Maine Republicans Censured For Linking Mass Shooting To God’s Anger With Abortion Law

Two Republican lawmakers in Maine were censured on Thursday after the pair said the state’s deadliest mass shooting was linked to God’s anger with a bill that expanded access to abortion. Republican state Rep. Michael Lemelin spoke Wednesday about a proposal for a new “shield bill” that would protect out-of-state patients who seek abortion or … Read more

Burchett among lawmakers opposing warrantless surveillance

(NewsNation) —  House Republican leaders are trying to pass a warrantless surveillance program that listens in on noncitizens abroad who are believed to pose a threat to the United States. FBI Director Christopher Wray called the program a crucial tool to keep the homeland safe, but 19 Republican lawmakers blocked the legislation from advancing Wednesday. … Read more